I wrote some things tonight, and I don’t feel that it will do any good to reprint them here.
Throwing a brick through the front window won’t make anything better.
Like every other day, I have a complete sense of gratitude. For who I am, and all I have been afforded in this life.
It is a complete abundance.
But today, I am angry, and afraid, and worried, over the utterly abhorrent and volatile condition of our country. We seem to be in an unending wave of bigotry, hypocrisy, and oppression.
And. It wears me down.
My biggest hope is that people start looking at the world with fresh eyes. With loving hearts. And with complete compassion. Not just for people who look and act like us, but for everyone.
It is our only path to peace.
“A human being is a part of the whole called by us universe, a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feeling as something separated from the rest, a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.”
― Albert Einstein
“If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other.”
― Mother Teresa
“Be compassionate as your Father is compassionate. Do not judge, and you will not be judged yourselves; do not condemn, and you will not be condemned yourselves; grant pardon, and you will be pardoned.” — Jesus, Luke 6.27